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Walking in May/June

markvanoss

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I'm posting my first question here, and I look forward to being active in the forum in the coming months. I'm very close to finalizing plans to walk the Camino from Mid-May into late June. My question tonight is, how cool/cold do I need to plan for, as far as clothing is concerned? Any tips?
 

gittiharre

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CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
Hi I left Roncesvalles on May 8th 2006 and took 35 days to get to Santiago. I had just a couple of days of rain towards the end, the rest of the time it was dry. Most of the time the temp was totally pleasant, on a few occasions even in June in the Meseta area it was quite cold, frost on ground and a cold wind with day time temp not exceeding 10 degrees C. I had shorts, 3/4 lightweight pants, a windstopper fleece and raincape, as well as a merino t shirt. This was just enough. I did need a fleecy type bike hat, but did not have one, so used black undies to secure socks which covered my ears, all held in place by a sunhat. Hilarious, but it worked. I did not need gloves or longjohns. Hope this helps with your planning. Gitti
 

gittiharre

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CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
hforgot to say, may legs were bright red from the cold on some mornings, but I stopped for breakie and a coffe as soon as poss and by the time I was on the trail again the sun was warming everything and I felt fine. The key is to keep moving. Gitti
 

nellpilgrim

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SDC-Fisterra 08/Camino Frances SJPP to SDC 09/Nuremburg-SDC 11- ongoing
gittiharre said:
I did need a fleecy type bike hat, but did not have one, so used black undies to secure socks which covered my ears, all held in place by a sunhat. Hilarious, but it worked. I did not need gloves or longjohns. Hope this helps with your planning. Gitti

LOL Gitti :D . On our way up to Cruz de Ferro in freezing conditions I became deeply envious of a fellow pilgrims fleece balaclava and sunhat combo. I wanted to rig one up myself using a pair of knickers and a hat, however my walking partner said "Nell if we're going to die lets die with dignity"...... but next time dignity be damned!
Nell
 

gittiharre

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CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
The undies were black, you could not really tell! I am pleased I did not have an accident though. Gitti
 

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